Danny Alexander said in the Sun this morning:
Frankly, I think people who dodge the tax system are the moral equivalent of benefit cheats.
No Danny, that's not true.
No cheating is right: let's be clear about that. But the person forced into poverty by this government who is desperate to feed their children has a better moral case for cheating than the rich tax avoider who already has wealth beyond most people's imaginations.
These are not comparable crimes: tax cheating is very clearly worse.